Ariz. state Sen. Pres. Fann demands answers on ballot irregularities amid audit

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, speaks to the media in Phoenix. The Republican president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots it is recounting from November's presidential election are secure and the department's worries about voter intimidation are unfounded. Fann's Friday, May 7, 2021, letter comes two days after the head of the department's Civil Rights Division sought assurances from the Senate that 2.1 million ballots from the state's most populous county are being secured as federal law requires. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

FILE – In this May 26, 2020, file photo, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, speaks to the media in Phoenix. The Republican president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots it is recounting from November’s presidential election are secure and the department’s worries about voter intimidation are unfounded. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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There’s a developing story out of Maricopa County, Arizona where “serious issues” have been discovered during the ballot audit. In a letter sent Wednesday, state Senate President Karen Fann asked the Board of Supervisors to explain several irregularities uncovered during the early stages of the audit.

Fann wrote the first issue is with regards to “Maricopa County’s apparent intent to renege on its previous commitment to comply fully with the legislative subpoenas.” She went on to say the chain of custody of the ballots has been insufficiently recorded, resulting in “apparent omissions, inconsistencies and anomalies.”

Most notably, however, was the recent discovery of several deleted databases from the Election Management System. One America’s Christina Bobb has more.

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